Comprising contributions by internationally well-known scholars, the volume addresses important themes. Section on ""Human Development"" covers issues such as education, health and governance. Adding to the widely discussed theme nowadays is the section ""Comparison of India and China Development Paths'. In a diverse country like India, fiscal matters at state level are important and these are discussed in the section on ""Indian Fiscal Federalism"". The section on ""Employment, Poverty and Social Dimensions"" covers issues on employment, unemployment, safety nets for the poor and social dimensions of globalization. Last section deals with ""Recent issues on Agriculture"".
S. Mahendra Dev Director, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad K.S. Babu Faculty member, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad Contributors: Andre Beteille, Jayati Ghosh, Ashok Gulati, Jayaprakash Narayan, Deepak Nayyar, Prabhu Pingali, Bhanoji Rao, M. Govinda Rao, Gerry Rodgers, T.N. Srinivasan, K. Subbarao.